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The Education of the Infant Christ

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Inscription

Lower left, on prie-dieu: 1506

Provenance

Possibly Count Kaspar Maria Sternberg (b. 1761 - d. 1838), Prague [see note 1]; until 1949, by descent within the family to Countess Sternberg, Prague; 1949, sold by Countess Sternberg, through M. Glueckselig and Son, New York, to the MFA for $3500. (Accession Date: October 13, 1949) NOTES: [1] Hanns Swarzenski, in the MFA Bulletin, XLVIII, no. 273 (October, 1950), p. 55, stated that the painting "comes from the Gallery of Kaspar Count Sternberg in Prague, which, incidentally, was praised by Goethe." His source of this information is not known.

Credit Line

Ernest Wadsworth Longfellow Fund

1506

Dimensions

61.9 x 72.1 cm (24 3/8 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.1076

Medium or Technique

Oil and tempera on panel

Collections

Europe

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Paintings